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Palestine at the UN, Turkey at the ICC, Frank Barat of Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Prof. John Quigley, Ohio’s Moritz School of Law




Talk Nation Radio for September 21, 2011

Palestine at the UN, Turkey at the ICC
Frank Barat of Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Prof. John Quigley, Ohioâs Moritz School of Law

Human rights issues are analyzed by an activist as Palestinians seeking statehood are threatened with âdireâ consequences by Israelis. The US cajoles Israel and Turkey in New York. Plus legal analysis of Turkeyâs case at the ICC against Israel by international law expert. Can the Palestinians rely on Mahmoud Abbas to make gains for them through the use of a statehood appeal at the UN and International Law? Or will they lose further land and rights?

TRT: 29:00
Produced by Dori Smith
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Frank Barat joins us as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrives in New York to see his promise through to try to obtain statehood for Palestine. Frank Barat is a human rights activist and Frank Barat author with Noam Chomsky and Ian Pappe, of Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israelâs War Against the Palestiniansâ His new book will be coming out soon outlining the London session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine opening November 5th . Frank Barat focuses on the human rights in the context of the Israeli occupation. He is the Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and has written for Electronic Intifada, Counterpunch, Z Magazine, New Internationalist, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and the Palestine Chronicle. He is the editor of Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israelâs War against the Palestinians (2010).

-Netanyahu makes effort to get ahead of morning headlines in America with a sudden offer to negotiate. Palestinians response, it is âpropagandaâ. They insist that Israel must cease construction of illegal settlements prior to any negotiations.

-CLIPS: A member of the official Palestinian delegation to the UN, Husam Zamlot, and partial comments of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both from Al Jazeera English.

-News: There has been an explosion in a busy downtown section of Ankara, Turkey, that killed three people and wounded 34. The blast later turned out to be the result of a car bomb and one person was arrested at the scene after it was reported that she called out something that seemed political. Kurdish separatists have been blamed but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

-Meanwhile Turkey is seeking to bring Israel to the ICC. Turkeyâs Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has been discussing bringing Israel to the ICC, now do they have to be a member state to the ICC statute first?

-Another concern for Israel and the US is the potential for the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court once they obtain statehood. Weâll also hear from law professor John Quigley about Turkeyâs case at the ICC against Israel.

Professor John Quigley of Ohio State Universityâs Moritz College of Law joins us to talk about Turkeyâs efforts to bring Israel to the ICC, International Criminal Court. He is an expert on International Law and writes on the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and other topics, and he is very familiar with events on board the Mavi Marmara. John Quigley is author of many books and publications including Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice.


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